Skip to comments.Why did Newt falter? Can he come back? (vanity)
Posted on 03/05/2012 3:09:09 PM PST by Signalman
It's all very disappointing. Based on polls, It appears Newt Gingrich is not likely to be the nominee. But why? He is (in my mind) the most qualified man in the country to be President. He's the most knowledgeable and articulate candidate and, without question, the best debater in either party. Everyone knows he would obliterate Obama in a debate.
He has the best and boldest ideas to get this country back on track. And I think that he would, by his sheer brilliance, and ability to put forth a convincing argument, garner enough independents to vote for him to make him president.
His stand on Israel, in particular really impresses me. He has gone on record stating that he would put the American embassy in the capital of Israel, Jerusalem. That is BOLD.
I just hope he can turn it around and make a comeback.
He’s going to win a grand total of one state tomorrow. One state. His home.
It’s then time to unite the remaining two CONSERVATIVES, Rick & Newt to take down the LIBERALS, Willard & Barack.
I think you nailed it exactly on the head.
“But Rush shot off his mouth and announced that this was anti-capitalist and this became the meme and it totally destroyed Gingrich.
“Actually, Gingrich is the only one of the candidates who has treated Rush with courtesy after his recent foot-in-mouth episode, so Id say Gingrich gets major gentleman points for that!”
I completely agree on both points.
Rush is an entertainer and says anything that flits across his mind. He has become a shock-jock, and I only hope that this latest stupid incident, which has taken national attention off the real issues, will make him sober up.
People look to him for sensible commentary, but I think he stopped giving that some time ago. It’s all bluster and sensation now, and he never thinks about the impact.
1. As a former House Speaker, he was combative and partisan by nature. Those traits make for a great Speaker but weigh against someone who is trying to win a national popularity contest.
2. Related to #1 ... He spent way too much time in his life as an inside-the-Beltway hack who never spent much time (if any) in private industry. This made his attempts to paint himself as an "outsider" completely transparent and phony.
3. Related to #1 and #2 ... He simply doesn't come across as an executive (because he's not). For all of Romney's flaws, he looks and acts like someone who can be in charge of a small-town grocery store, a Fortune 500 company, or the United States of America.
I think it is all the fault of Bush, Limbaugh, Newt’s exs, Santorum, Romney, Ron Paul, Mark Levin, that Savage person, Beck, Will, Hume, Bachmann, my folks, my cats, my folks again, and all the dumb voters, etc; that are unable to see how marvelous Newt is.
“His lack of support for Newt.”
Rush doesn’t endorse candidates.
“I think it is all the fault of Bush, Limbaugh, Newts exs, Santorum, Romney, Ron Paul, Mark Levin, that Savage person, Beck, Will, Hume, Bachmann, my folks, my cats, my folks again, and all the dumb voters, etc; that are unable to see how marvelous Newt is.”
In my own life, I was the only one who was consistently present when things didn’t go well for me.
As with Newt and all of the other candidates, their shortcomings are their own.
Newt could be the next Reagan.
Heres a few clues,,
Left office midterm leaving his state in the lurch
Cheated on 2 wives
Had an affair with intern same as BJ Clinton.
Helped Bawny Fwank while making millions off fannie and freddie
Sold his influence to the highest bidder
Sat on the couch with Nancy supporting global warming.
Supported Dede Scozzafawa against the tea party
Newt Falter because Mittens unleashed 25millon dollars worth of BOGUS attack adds on him. Followed by nearly ever single member of the GOP-E committing character assassination on him.
I hope when the wins the POTUS he rams his boot so far up the GOP-e they taste red GA Clay for a month.
I totally agree. None of these guys are perfect, but the blame for why people have particular impressions of them is something they each own.
That’s what I meant. What recovery? His numbers are still where they were. If RCP is to be believed, Romney will win enough delegates tomorrow to get half way to the nomination.
“Newt could be the next Reagan.”
There will never be another Gipper.
Ding! Ding! There is a group of people that keep shifting from candidate to candidate based upon who is perceived as most likely to beat Obama. They just switched back to Romney, or the group that finds him (or Satan) acceptable. Santorum may not fall as far as predicted as many of these gave up on Newt. If Santorum does really well tomorrow, he might even get them back.
Maybe not. But our times needs Newt. History may prove itself.
I don’t agree. The chronology involved is wrong. The anti-capitalist events happened after all the attack ads against Newt in Iowa and before the South Carolina primary. If Newt was going to be hurt by that, it would have been in South Carolina. But he won that primary. So I don’t think that statement from Rush had anything to do with Newt’s problems.
After losing South Carolina, Romney killed Newt in Florida. He spent 17 million dollars in ads lying about Newt day and night. Those lies, plus people’s memory of Newt’s past behavior, have caused his problems. Newt talking about humanely helping illegals also did not help here in our state.
So I don’t believe you can blame Newt’s problems on Rush. Can Newt come back? I hope so. I hope both he and Santorum can take votes away from Romney. I hope they both can come to an agreement on a strategy that can defeat Romney.
How could that be? Newt himself has preached that the era of Reagan is over and that we should not look for another Reagan.
“Newts been portrayed as a grumpy old man “
He is a grumpy old man. He’d be the best president. He can’t win since it’s all cosmetic in now-shallow America. We’re so screwed.
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